The other day when I went to Yarnapalooza and Northwind Books and Fiber, I entered to win various prizes. I ended up winning a gift certificate for $5! I used it toward a game the kids and I can play on the flight home on Friday.
In other news, if any of you follow the Yarn Harlot’s blog, you’ll know about the bike rally and the karmic balancing gifts you may win if you donate to the cause. Well, having been on the receiving end of the karmic balancing gifts a few years ago, I thought it would be fun to donate a prize this time around. Well, I finally got the news today that my gifts would be on her blog today!
Today I had time to finish up the three large-ish project bags I’d been working on! These fit a good-sized knitting or crochet project (bigger than a sock or hat project, a good size for sweater pieces or a cowl, etc.) I’m pleased with the results and they’ll be in my Etsy shop soon!
Finally I can show you the super secret project I’ve mentioned once or twice! My knitting group organizes birthday swaps, kind of like Secret Santas. This year we’re knitting mittens/fingerless mitts/etc. for the person assigned to us.
Last night was my turn to present a fellow knitter with the project I made for her! I knitted the Gnome Mittens, a paid pattern by Spilly Jane. My recipient LOVES pink, so I changed the palette from black, blue, and red to gray, pink, and pink!
I decided to present the mittens in a custom-sewn project bag featuring Chococat, and make a set of stitch markers as well.
She was very pleased! 🙂 🙂 🙂 it’s not easy for me to keep secrets, so I’m glad this one is out! Also, I was really looking forward to seeing her reaction to my efforts, and I was happy in the end.